HUMA Island Resort & Spa, which was hit by typhoon Yolanda in November 2013, expects to reopen all its facilities this May.
The 80 over-water villas resort off Busuanga Island in northern Palawan had been open a week before the disaster struck the area (Busuanga and Coron), wiping out the resort’s event pavilion and half its inventory.
Teody Espallardo, senior sales manager, said the resort had continued its operations while repairs were undertaken.
“We currently receive many FITs from the US and Europe as well as South Korean honeymooners,” Espallardo said.
The resort also attracts corporate groups and incentives. Function rooms can accommodate up to 70 pax and events are meanwhile held at the yoga pavilion.
The event pavilion will reopen in May, while seaplane transfer service – either from Manila straight to the resort, or from Busuanga airport, which is two hours’ drive away – will be available soon.
A reopening promotion, available till May 26, offers full-board two nights’ accommodation, spa massage and seaplane transfers.
Full-board accommodation will be priced at US$500-800 depending on the season, Espallardo said.
Huma Island, known for its glass-floor spa facilities, Italian and Lebanese F&B, capitalises on its proximity to northern Palawan’s famous Japanese warship wreck dives, and has 10 diving packages available.